River Learning Trust

A Multi-Academy Trust

committed to excellence

in education

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Teams

The River Learning Trust Central Services

Through committed colleagues in the Senior Leadership Team, the Trust provides Financial, Operational, Health and Safety and Human Resources services to its schools. If you would like to know more about these services please contact the Trust at office@riverlearningtrust.org

For further details of the Senior Leadership Team please click here.

The Members of the Trust

Members

Ms Sally Addis
Dr Deborah Gill
Ms Kirsten Robinson

For further details on the Members please click here.

Members monitor the work of the Trust Board to ensure that it is upholding the vision and values of the Trust.
Further details about their work can be found in the Trust constitution here.

The Board of Trustees

Trustees

Ms Kirsten Robinson, Chair of Trustees
Mr Paul James, Chief Executive Officer
Mrs Moira Dorey
Prof. Deborah Eyre
Ms Julie McCulloch
Mr Giles Orr
Dr Adam Parr
Mr Jeremy Price
Ms Deborah Stanbury

For further details on the Trustees please click here.

For the Trustee Register of Business Interests and Meeting Attendance Record please click here.

Trustees are responsible for the strategic oversight, administration and management of the Trust and all its schools and entities to develop and achieve the Trust’s vision, and to ensure compliance with government and EFA requirements, company law and charity law. They have legal obligations through the Articles and Memorandum of Association of the Trust, and also under company law as directors and under charity law as trustees, for the proper conduct of the business of the Trust. They ensure the quality of education provision and oversee standards and outcomes across the Trust.
Further details about their work can be found in the Trust constitution here.

The Governance Board

The members of the Governance Board are the Chairs of Governors of each school and the Chair and CEO of the Trust.
This Board has responsibility for identifying and sharing excellent governance practice; providing support and challenge on effective school governance to the Chair of each Local Governing Body; providing support and challenge on effective Trust governance to the Chair of the Trust Board and on effective strategic school improvement to the CEO; supporting the governance and financial aspects of due diligence for schools seeking to join the Trust and for schools that the Trust may sponsor; and identifying and organising training and development opportunities for Chairs, governors and trustees.
Further details about their work can be found in the Trust constitution here.

The Education Board

The members of the Education Board are the Headteachers of each school and the CEO of the Trust. This Board has responsibility for driving improvement in achievement, attainment and performance of every school; identifying and sharing excellent pedagogy and teaching practice; identifying and sharing curriculum developments that will enhance educational opportunities and performance for children in the Trust; creating opportunities for staff development to improve performance, achieve CPLD and maximise the retention of excellent teachers; conducting the educational aspects of due diligence for schools seeking to join the Trust and for schools that the Trust may sponsor.

Further details about their work can be found in the Trust constitution here.

School Governing Bodies

Each School within the Trust has their own Local Governing Bodies. The core functions of each LGB are as follows: setting the school’s vision, ethos and strategic direction within the principles of the Trust; maintaining the effective operation and membership of the LGB; overseeing the educational performance of the school: overseeing the financial performance of the school; ensuring pupil wellbeing including safeguarding, school safety and security; appointment of the Headteacher and carrying out their annual performance appraisal.
Further details about their work can be found in the Trust constitution here.

More information about the schools’ Governing Bodies can be found can be found via the links below:

The Cherwell School
Chipping Norton School
Cutteslowe Primary School
Edith Moorhouse Primary School
Garsington CoE Primary School
Horspath CoE Primary School
New Marston Primary School
Tower Hill Primary School
Wheatley Park School
Wolvercote Primary School

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